Delaware River and Bay Authority’s EZ Pass will combine its operations with New Jersey as part of an effort to save money and increase efficiency in operations.
The DRBA will merge its EZ Pass services with New Jersey’s EZ Pass, a move designed to save the authority $750,000 in annual expenses. “We have constantly explored ways to be more cost effective with our resources, while at the same time, continuing to provide transportation services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations,” said DRBA executive director James Johnson.
Drivers who have EZ Pass accounts through the DRBA will benefit from a reduced monthly fee, down from $1.50 to $1.00. Also under the the change, private accounts will not be charged for transponders. Current DRBA customers pay $21 for an interior transponder and $33 for an exterior one.
Customers will be able to access their accounts at EZPassNJ.com or by calling 888-288-6865. New account numbers, terms and conditions, and a fact sheet will be sent to customers this week.
The DRBA currently manages about 43,000 EZ Pass accounts with nearly 69,000 transponders. That pales in comparison to the two million accounts and four million transponders now being managed by New Jersey EZ Pass.